It took almost half a year, but Samsung self-repair program finally available. The iFixit team will help you repair your Galaxy S20, Galaxy S21, or Galaxy Tab S7+ by purchasing officially repaired parts and tools, with instructions included to guide you through the repair process. The initial selection is limited to the display and battery, charging port, and back glass, with prices ranging from $67 (for the charging port on any model) to $227 (for the Tab S7+ display).
The kit includes a free return label to help you ship damaged parts to Samsung for recycling. The self-repair program is currently limited to the United States, but the companies hope to support more countries, devices, and part repairs over time.
Samsung’s launch takes place in a few months Apple’s back. It’s instantly better and worse. While Apple doesn’t yet offer a self-repair kit beyond smartphones, it covers a wide range of components (such as the camera and SIM tray) and more detail (you can even order screws). screw). However, Samsung also does not require you to rent or purchase a separate toolkit and does not require a phone call to complete the repair process. In other words, buy one and you’ll have everything you need.
Self-repair options are not currently included Galaxy S22 or Tab S8 home and Samsung want to steer users who are less likely to do their own thing towards regular repair service providers. We’d like to add that this is not a completely altruistic gesture – Samsung, Apple and others are facing pressure from federal and state the official is either exercising or proposing the right to amend the rules. Vendors may not have much choice but to allow you to repair the device on your own terms.
However, this could be an important move. If you’re comfortable with screwdrivers and screwdrivers, this gives you a way to extend the useful life of your Samsung device without worrying about turnaround time or out-of-warranty repair costs. expensive. That can reduce electronic waste and provide more control as you upgrade your mobile device.
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